An Israeli military court has extended the detention without trial of Palestinian human rights defender Ayman Nasser, coordinator of the legal unit at prisoners’ rights group Addameer.
The court issued its decision on 6 March, extending Nasser’s administrative detention for an additional six months.
The extension was imposed just two days before the end of his current administrative detention, which ended 8 March.
Israeli occupation forces arrested Ayman Nasser from his house in the village of Safa, west of Ramallah, in September last year, Addameer stated. A week after his detention, “the Israeli military commander issued his administrative detention order for six months.”
According to Addameer, “the arrest of Ayman Nasser is part of the systematic policy of targeting Palestinian human rights defenders by the Israeli occupation forces, in order to suppress human rights activists in the Occupied Territories”, a policy “aimed at undermining the ability of the Palestinian society in general to face daily violations of the occupation.”
Addameer is urging “all concerned parties, both regionally and internationally, to coordinate their efforts to pressure the occupying power, in order to put an end to the policy of administrative detention and to end the repression of Palestinian human rights defenders.”